Preliminary Abstract Submission Information
The PAPS Annual Meeting is designed to provide comprehensive continuing education in the field of pediatric surgery. It is PAPS’ intent to bring the world’s leading authorities together with presentations and discussions of the most recent clinical and research efforts. Our organization is focused on clinical pediatric surgery and the international, cross cultural sharing of clinically innovative surgical techniques. Surgeons at our meeting concentrate on learning the newest surgical techniques which may have initially been developed and popularized in one country and can now be applied on an international scale.
Please upload your abstracts through our abstract submission portal and select ORAL, VIDEO, or POSTER. Fill in the standard format for all abstract submissions with sections for Purpose, Method, Results and Conclusion. Character count will be limited to 2000 characters (about 300-325 words).
Oral Presentations (Full Oral vs. PAPS Prize Session vs. Quick Shot Oral)
Highest scored abstracts will be awarded a FULL ORAL presentation with 3 minute presentation and 2 minute discussion for clinical papers, and 4 minutes plus 2 minute discussion for basic science categories. All abstracts accepted for FULL ORAL presentation are eligible for paper submission.
If the abstract is presented by a trainee, and he/she wishes to enter the PAPS Prize category, then please submit via the PAPS Prize category. The PAPS Prize has 2 subcategories: Clinical or Basic Science. PAPS Prize Session candidates must provide the name of a PAPS member sponsor, and a letter to prove that they are a trainee. Once a PAPS Prize Session submission is accepted, a manuscript MUST be submitted. Trainees who do not wish to enter the competition should submit via the category of ORAL presentation.
Abstracts that do not quality for a podium FULL ORAL presentation may be offered a QUICK SHOT ORAL presentation with a 2 minute presentation that is less than 5 slides per talk.
Presenters will be allowed a 4 minute video presentation plus 1 minute for discussion. DO NOT ALLOW YOUR VIDEO TO EXCEED 4 MINUTES. The video MUST be narrated in English. A short descriptive abstract must also be uploaded to the abstract submission portal along with the video itself. Please follow the same Purpose, Method, Results and Conclusion format as best as possible even if your video is simply showing a case report or a new technique. Video format MUST be MP4 file ONLY.
You can also opt for a POSTER ONLY presentation without consideration for an ORAL. Additionally, abstracts not selected for ORAL presentation may be awarded a POSTER presentation. All posters will be E-POSTERS.